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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Every machinist I know says "thou" for 1/1,000.
    Same here. Apparently not in Methuen though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Same here. Apparently not in Methuen though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Every machinist I know says "thou" for 1/1,000.
    Except those Metric-supremacists with their "Holier than 'thou'" attitude!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Fractions are precise 22/7 but decimals are sometimes not. perhaps we should measure in Rods.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Fractions are precise 22/7 but decimals are sometimes not. perhaps we should measure in Rods.
    Nerds love decimals, they give the sense of infinite precision. The stroke of the Fiat S76 engine was 9 27/32". I like that better than saying it was 250mm, or 9.8425"
    Last edited by E. von Hoegh; 08-04-2012 at 02:25 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Except those Metric-supremacists with their "Holier than 'thou'" attitude!
    A tenth is holier than thou.

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    ...and ever since. the us is turning metric, inch by inch.
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    may the better candidate win!(survival of the fittest)
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    yes, the brits took metric and imperial and created the worst of both morlds, highly confusing yo any driver. tank liters. go for miles,and mesure fuel efficiency in liters /100km.. go figureou the british empire!
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    as grandpa used to say:

    "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it."



 

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